deify


de·i·fy

verb \ˈdē-ə-ˌfī, ˈdā-\

: to treat (someone or something) like a god or goddess

de·i·fiedde·i·fy·ing

Full Definition of DEIFY

transitive verb
1
a :  to make a god of
b :  to take as an object of worship
2
:  to glorify as of supreme worth

Examples of DEIFY

  1. The people deified the emperor.
  2. <materialistic people who deify money>

Origin of DEIFY

Middle English, from Middle French deifier, from Late Latin deificare, from Latin deus god + -ficare -fy
First Known Use: 14th century

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